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Changing the culture of assessment: the dominance of the summative assessment paradigm

BMC Medical EducationBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:73

Received: 12 January 2017

Accepted: 22 April 2017

Published: 28 April 2017

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Original Submission
12 Jan 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
12 Feb 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Julia Blitz
23 Feb 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sana Tanzil
4 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Susan Van Schalkwyk
28 Mar 2017 Author responded Author comments - Christopher Harrison
Resubmission - Version 2
28 Mar 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
22 Apr 2017 Editorially accepted
28 Apr 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12909-017-0912-5

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Authors’ Affiliations

Keele University School of Medicine, Keele, UK
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Flinders Medical School, Adelaide, Australia